Institute of International Relations and Political Science

tspmi10 Vokiečių, LT-01130 Vilnius
Tel. 251 4130, fax 251 4134
E-mail
www.tspmi.vu.lt
 
Dean - Prof. Dr. Ramūnas Vilpišauskas

STAFF

45 teachers (5 habilitated doctors and 29 doctors), 4 research fellows (1 habilitated doctor and 1 doctor), 19 doctoral students.


MAIN RESEARCH AREAS OF THE FACULTY

Transformations of Lithuanian political life: theory and practice
Development of the European Union after Lisbon Treaty
International politics: problems, research methods and challenges for Lithuanian foreign policy

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS MAINTAINED IN 2012

D. Šlekys. Military as the forgotten dimension of political theory.

P. Žielys. The impact of democracy protection policy on democratic consolidation: US policy in Russia, Georgia and Ukraine.

L. Kasčiūnas. Implications of EU integration for external europeanisation: case studies of Ukraine and Russia.

V. Volovoj. Problem of political stability in Central Asian States: challenges and fundamentals of stabilization.

L. Gudžinskas. Transformation of post communist states and their welfare regimes: comparative analysis of Baltic countries.

K. Aleksa. Impact of US military transformation on the security policy of Russia and China.

J. Dementavičius. Concept of a state in Lithuania: origins and evolution of modern Lithuanian political thought.

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS ORGANIZED IN 2012

Conferences
Lights and Shadows in Northern Europe: Security and Identity Patterns
Many Faces of Russia: Analysing the Representations and Political Practices
History Politics as a Factor of Nation and State Building
Lithuania after Seimas’ Elections 2012
Seminars
Cycle of seminars Heritage of Lithuanian Political Thought
Politics and Visuality
The Nordic and Baltic Small States: Perceptions on Economy, Security and Identity in an Increasingly Regionalized Europe
Lithuanian Public Service in the Context of Approaching National Elections: between Professionalism and Politicization
Roundtable discussion New Content of Lithuanian-Polish Partnership: towards Constructive Dialogue and Agenda?

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL THEORY

10 Vokiečių, LT-01130 Vilnius
Tel. 219 3154, fax 5 251 4134
E-mail
 
Head - Prof. Dr. Alvydas Jokubaitis

STAFF

Professors: Prof. Dr. E. Kūris, Dr. D. Pūras.
Docents: Dr. N. Arlauskaitė, Dr. L. Bielinis, Dr. K. Girnius, Dr. A. Jankauskas, Dr. A. Lukošaitis, Dr. J. Novagrockienė, Dr. P. Ragauskas, Dr. A. Ramonaitė, Dr. I. Vinogradnaitė.
Assistants: J. Dementavičius, L. Gudžinskas, J. Kavaliauskaitė.
Doctoral students: M. Jastramskis, A. Kazlauskas, V. Mačkinis, S. Merkinaitė, I. Petronytė, L. Strupinskienė, V. Valantiejus, E. Verseckaitė.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Modern political theory and methodology
Political communication and public relations
Party system and electoral process
Democratization process in Lithuania

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2012

Projects Supported by University Budget

Challenges to Democracy in Postcommunist World. Prof. A. Jokubaitis. 2010–2013.

The research in 2012 focused on two questions. First, the aim was to investigate the normative assumptions of contemporary political order and life. Second, the national elections and related electoral campaign directed the research to focus on the main actor of democratic politics – political party and the development of party and electoral politics in Lithuania.

Political Transformations in Eastern Europe. Prof. R. Lopata. 2010–2013.

The research in 2012 continued the analysis of EU-Russian relations and its implications for the regional security, with a particular emphasis on the development and future perspective of Lithuanian-Russian relations.

Public Policy Process and Development of Public Administration in Lithuania after the EU Enlargement. Doc. V. Nakrošis. 2010–2013.

The research in 2012 was directed to the questions, related with the interrelationship between bureaucracy and politicians and focused in particular on the issues of political patronage and the factors which can explain the varying levels of the so-called “state-capturing”.

Projects, Programmes, Issues Supported by the Lithuanian Research Council

History Policy as a Factor of Nation and State Building. Prof. R. Lopata. 2010–2012.

The aim of this project is to analyse and critically evaluate the current state of Lithuanian history policy as well as to provide the guidelines for its future development to correspond with the needs of Lithuanian endurance and further advancement in the age of globalisation.

The Anthology of Lithuania's Political Thought. Doc. A. Jankauskas. 2011–2013.

The aim of this project is to prepare and publish the Anthology of Lithuania’s political thought which would include the most significant sources of Lithuania’s Political Thought since the times of the First Republic of Lithuania until the re-establishment of the independent state in 1990. The goals of the project are such: - to analyze and summarize Lithuania’s political thought during different historical periods, identifying the most significant and most relevant creators of Lithuania’s Political Thought and their works to the contemporary reader; -to prepare and publish the Anthology of Lithuania’s political thought, according to the analysis made; -to study and summarize the previous research on Lithuania’s Political Thought; - to gather the researchers of Lithuania’s Political Thought for organizing the series of seminars called The Heritage of Lithuania’s Political Thought and preparing the course for undergraduate students of political science named The History of Lithuania’s Political Thought.

The Politics of History as a Source of Geopolitical and Geocultural Identity. Prof. R. Lopata. 2012–2014

The goals of the projects are as follows: 1) To investigate and evaluate the geo-political factors (Poland, Belarus, the Russian political history, the historical discourse of the EU) of the Lithuania’s historical identity, their interactions and tensions; 2) To investigate and evaluate the interaction between the political and historical consciousness, historical memory, reconstructing the defining discourses. The expected result of the project is to provide recommendations on public policy in the history of development, taking into account the defining historical memory by influencing the political and geopolitical factors.

Invisible Society of Soviet-Era Lithuania: the Revision of Distinction between Systemic and Non-Systemic Social Networks. Doc. A. Ramonaitė. 2012–2014.

The major goal of the research is to conceptualize and determine the underlying distinction between informal social networks that cohabitated and reproduced (post)totalitarian communist system, and social networks that generated alternative social life worlds and were poorly tolerated by the state. The distinction will be based on the empirical analysis of the informal societal micro-structure in Lithuania during the Late Soviet era. The research tests the following hypothesis: the distinction between two types of informal social networks derives from the difference between “negative” (corruption and clientelism-prone) social capital and “positive” social capital (contributing to the development of civil society and efficient institutional performance), presented but underdeveloped in the academic literature.

Lithuanian National Electoral Study. Doc. A. Ramonaitė. 2012–2014.

The aim of the project is to build the empirical and methodological foundation for long-term systemic Lithuanian people’s political behaviour research to determine the Lithuanian public political behaviour characteristics and factors in 2012, as well as summarize their transformation during the 20-year period of multiparty elections in Lithuania during the election process. During the time of the project for the first time systematic insights will be made onto the Lithuanian population’s 20 years of electoral behaviour trends and their transformation assumptions placed empirical and methodological foundation for long-term systemic Lithuanian people’s political behaviour research and international comparative studies (the voter database) in 2012 election analysis to test new methods of Lithuania (Panel Survey). The study seeks to determine whether and to what extent the Lithuanian citizens’ electoral behaviour is possible to interpret on the basis of party identification and whether social, economic voting, voting problematic theories of the impact of citizens' preferences makes strategic political communication.

Governmental Science Programmes and Research Projects Ordered by the Branch Ministries

History of Lithuania to EU Citizens. Prof. A. Eidintas, Prof. R. Lopata. 2012.

Due to Lithuania’s preparation for EU Presidency in 2013, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs appealed to the country's history experts to draw up a concise, easy to read treatise on the history of Lithuania based on criteria of truth and openness. The book presents the history of Lithuania from the beginning of its statehood until 2004. A pure objective approach on the most pressing issues of Lithuanian history is presented in the book. The book was published by Vilnius University Press.

Ordered Research Projects

The Research of Lithuanian-Polish Relations (with Public Policy Institute in Warsaw and the Foundation of Bronislaw Geremek). 2012.

The aim is to provide an independent and impartial report of attitudes and opinions of both Lithuanian and Polish population concerning the political relations of the two countries. Report will be based on the public opinion polls in Lithuania and Poland, survey and interviews of national minorities, interviews with experts, politicians, diplomats and journalists.

International Science Programmes and Projects

COST project: the Actual Voter: the Electoral Democracy’s Analytic Strategy, Including Continental West, South and East. Doc. A. Ramonaitė. 2009–2013.

The main purpose of the project is to improve the material assumptions and scientific expertise of analysis of efficiency of electoral democracy in Europe. These assumptions will be enhanced by identifying and integrating the national electoral behaviour databases. Research objectives: 1) to overview countries of different electoral behaviour research tradition, to identify and compare research results and strategies; 2) to assess the comparability of national election surveys; 3) to develop a unified theoretical model of electoral behaviour and the research program.

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs, Studies

L. Bielinis. Prezidentė. Kaunas : Knygius, 2011. 165 p.

A. Jokubaitis. Vertybių tironija ir politika. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. 186 p.

A. Čepas, R. Ažubalytė, J. Baltrimas, L. Beliūnienė, D. Jastramskis, E. Kavoliūnaitė-Ragauskienė, J. Kiršienė, N. Mickevičiūtė, J. Palidauskaitė, K. Paužaitė, I. Petronytė, J. Samuolytė, S. Ščerbina-Dalibagienė. Lietuvos nacionalinės atsparumo korupcijai sistemos tyrimas. Vilnius : Eugrimas, 2012. 332 p.

E. Barcevičius, D. Žvalionytė, I. Budginaitė, J. Ivanauskaitė, M. Jastramskis, Ž. Martinaitis. Užburtas ratas? : Lietuvos gyventojų grįžtamoji ir pakartotinė migracija / Straipsnių autoriai: Egidijus Barcevičius, Dovilė Žvalionytė, Irma Budginaitė, Justina Ivanauskaitė, Mažvydas Jastramskis, Žilvinas Martinaitis; moksliniai redaktoriai Egidijus Barcevičius, Dovilė Žvalionytė. Vilnius : Vaga, 2012. 368 p. : iliustr.

Textbooks, Manuals

R. Lopata, J. Dementavičius, A. Eidintas, B. Gailius, A. Jokubaitis, D. Jurgelevičiūtė, S. Merkinaitė, V. Radžvilas, I. Vinogradnaitė. Lietuvos istorijos politikos gairės : rekomendacijos istorijos politikos formuotojams. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. 13 p.

Other Books

J. Dementavičius, K. Girnius, A. Jankauskas, A. Jokubaitis, V. Radžvilas. Lietuvos politinės minties antologija. I tomas : Lietuvos politinė mintis 1918-1940 / sudarytojai : Justinas Dementavičius, Kęstutis Girnius, Algimantas Jankauskas, Alvydas Jokubaitis, Vytautas Radžvilas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. 592 p.

Articles

N. Arlauskaitė. Feministinė animacija: Marjut Rimminen filmas "Apsaugoti", 1987 // Acta academiae artium Vilnensis. Vilnius : Vilniaus dailės akademija. 2011, t. 62, p. 213-226.

L. Gudžinskas. Lietuvos ir Estijos sveikatos apsaugos raida: panašios sąlygos, skirtingi rezultatai // Politologija / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 3, p. 61-94.

L. Strupinskienė. Pereinamojo laikotarpio teisingumo studijos: ištakos ir raida // Politologija / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 4, p. 39-64.

V. Valantiejus. Postkomunizmas kaip ideologinė konstrukcija // Politologija / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 1, p. 3-27.

I. Vinogradnaitė. Istorija ir mąstymas tautomis: lietuvių istorinės sąmonės ir atminties būklė // Istorija kaip politinio mąstymo veiksnys. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 141-178.

L. Noreikaitė. Konfliktuojanti istorinė sąmonė Europoje -"Geležinė uždanga" kolektyvinėje atmintyje // Jaunųjų politologų darbai. Vilnius : Eugrimas, 2012, p. 7-37.

J. Dementavičius. Lituania Restituta: paminklo supolitinimo ir nupolitinimo aspektai posovietinėje Lietuvoje // Istorija kaip politinio mąstymo veiksnys. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 350-380.

S. Merkinaitė. Politinis subjektas istorijos mokyme // Istorija kaip politinio mąstymo veiksnys. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 107-140.

D. Repečkaitė. Rusakalbių izraeliečių kultūros apibrėžtys kasdienybėje: nuo rafinuotų manierų iki bendravimo kodų // Lietuvos etnologija. Vilnius : Lietuvos istorijos institutas. 2011, t. 10, 139-162.

A. Jankauskas, A. Jokubaitis. Tarp individualizmo ir kolektyvizmo: politiškumo paieškos tarpukario Lietuvoje // Lietuvos politinės minties antologija. I tomas : Lietuvos politinė mintis 1918-1940. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 13-26.

I. Vinogradnaitė. Tarp tautos ir valstybės: politikų istorijos sampratos // Istorija kaip politinio mąstymo veiksnys. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 455-479.

N. Arlauskaitė. Gialli Gogol, Tolstoj, Čechov, Mopassan i t.d // . Katowice : "Slask" Sp. z o.o. Wydawnictwo Naukowe. 2011, nr. 1, p. 72-81.

V. Kuokštis, R. Vilpišauskas. L'ajustement Ć  la crise selon les pays baltes : une perspective comparatiste // Outre-terre. Toulouse : Editions Eres. 2012, vol. 2, no 32, p. 283-294.

L. Strupinskienė. Living in the shadows of past atrocities: war babies of Bosnia // Wagadu. New York : State University of New York at Cortland. 2012. vol. 10, special iss. : Sexual violence and armed conflict: gender, society, and the state, p. 55-71.

E. Kūris. Nadrzędnosc prawa w žyciu publicznym - wartosc czy przeszkoda? // Lex est Rex in Polonia et in Lithuania.. : Tradycje prawno-ustrojowe Rzeczypospolitej - doswiadczenie i dziedzictwo. Warszawa : DiG, 2011, p. 99-112.

Translations

A. Sverdiolas, N. Arlauskaitė, J. Šalkauskas. Šalkauskis Stasys. Raštai. T. 9 / Sudarė Arūnas Sverdiolas; vertė iš rusų kalbos Natalija Arlauskaitė; vertė iš lenkų kalbos Julius Šalkauskas // Vilnius : Mintis, 2012. 504 p.

COOPERATION

Creighton University (USA)
Bronislaw Geremek Foundation (Poland)
Institute of Public Affairs (Instytut Spraw Publicznych) (Poland)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Membership in editorial boards of the journal Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review, Political Science (Politologija);
comments of the current affairs in the mass media.

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

10 Vokiečių, LT-01130 Vilnius
Tel. 251 9132, fax 251 4134
E-mail:
 
Head – Prof. Habil. Dr. Evaldas Nekrašas

STAFF

Senior research fellow: Dr. R. Lopata.
Docents: Dr. D. Jakniūnaitė, Dr. T. Janeliūnas, Dr. V. Sirutavičius.
Lecturers: Dr. L.Jonavičius, Dr. K. Paulauskas, Dr. J. Saladžius, Dr. M. Šešelgytė, Dr. D. Šlekys.
Assistant: V. Jurkonis.
Research fellow: Dr. N. Maliukevičius.
Doctoral students: K. Andrijauskas, E. Gailiūnas, I. Koreivaitė, G. Vaščenkaitė, M. Zapolskis.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

International security
Transatlantic relations
Regional studies: Belarus, Ukraine, and Kaliningrad Oblast
Geo-strategic transformation: old and new challenges for Central and Eastern Europe
Lithuanian foreign and security policy

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2010

Projects Supported by University Budget

Changes in International Politics, Research Methods and Lithuanian Foreign Policy. Prof. E. Nekrašas. 2010–2013.

The research in 2012 was directed towards further explication and critical analysis of theoretical assumptions, governing the study of international politics, as well towards the assessment of the impact of political upheavals in the Middle East on global politics and international security.

Political Transformations in Eastern Europe. Prof. R. Lopata. 2010–2013.

The research in 2012 continued the analysis of EU-Russian relations and its implications for the regional security, with a particular emphasis on the development and future perspective of Lithuanian-Russian relations.

Projects, Programmes, Issues Supported by the Lithuanian Research Council

Russia’s Search for Identity and Political Practice, 19902010. Doc. D. Jakniūnaitė. 2011–2012.

The goal of the project is, first, to analyse the variety and rivalry of identity discourses in the new Russian state in 1990-2010 m., second, to reveal how this constant conceptualization is manifesting itself through political practices and contributes to the formation of the contemporary politics. Instead of unitary depiction of Russia (e.g. as “new empire”, “post-totalitarian state”) the project seeks to demonstrate how different actors participate in the process of Russia’s identity representation and how different ways and means are used in creating these representations, thus showing the inconsistencies, breaks and variety of the newly created and modified identity discourses.
The Factors of the Stability of Belarusian Regime and Trends of Its Change. Dr. J. Neliupšienė. 2012–2014.

The project is aimed to analyze and determine assumptions of the continuity of Belarusian regime. Those insights would allow assessing the status and the trends of change of the relations between Belarus and neighbouring countries, including Belarus and the European Union. The project will examine the internal factors and assumptions of regime stability: both subjective (personal, nongovernmental institutions influences and emotions) and objective (political practices, institutions), which ensure the long life of the political regime through settling political institutions (such as social, health, education, defence and security, economic and financial management, energy systems) and social norms (national identity and loyalty to the state distinction, the cultural policy). External factors (such as the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Policy and the concept of sanction, global economic trends and energy market dynamics, Russia’s foreign policy changes in the trend) will also be assessed in order to determine the vulnerability of political regime stability in Belarus.

International Science Programmes and Projects

Russia and the Wider East Central Europe: a Fundamentally Transformed Relationship. Prof. Andrei Zagorski (Moscow State Institute of International Relations). 2011–2012.

The overall goal of the project is to facilitate dialogue and mutual understanding between Russia and East Central European (ECE) countries in addressing bilateral and regional issues of common interest and concern. The project applies an extended rather than a narrow definition of the region and seeks to address relations of Russia with the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

The Nordic Baltic Small States: Perceptions on Economy, Security and Identity in an increasingly regionalized Europe. Dr. M. Jurkynas, Dr. M. Šešelgytė. 2011-–013.

The main objective of the project is to establish a strong research network for the Northwest and Baltic states. It will aim at building up an all-round academic expertise on the themes presented and create a multi-purpose network between the participants. Through the seminars and workshops the network will aim to produce a number of peer reviewed articles in relevant scientific journals like Cooperation and ConflictScandinavian Political Studies, European Journal of International Relations, International Affairs, Review of International Political Economy, Security Studies and International Studies Quarterly, and an anthology to be published by an international publisher. Moreover, the network offers a forum for the extension of small states research and study to the small autonomous entities of the West-Nordic region – Greenland and the Faroes – in particular. Furthermore the project aims at strengthening ties with the Baltic States.

PUBLICATIONS

Monographs, Studies

S. Barnai, A. Bubnys, D. Fishman, R. Leiserowitz, L. Lempertienė, V. Levin, V. Sirutavičius, D. Staliūnas, S. Stampfer, G. Vaskela, J. Verbickienė, M. Zalkin. Lietuvos žydai : istorinė studija /. Vilnius : Baltos lankos, 2012. 567 p. :.

Textbooks, Manuals

R. Lopata, J. Dementavičius, A. Eidintas, B. Gailius, A. Jokubaitis, D. Jurgelevičiūtė, S. Merkinaitė, V. Radžvilas, I. Vinogradnaitė. Lietuvos istorijos politikos gairės : rekomendacijos istorijos politikos formuotojams. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. 13 p.

Articles

E. Gailiūnas. Arab uprisings and western security interests: a view from Lithuania // Lithuanian annual strategic review 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. vol. 10/2012, p. 9-33.

J. Pranevičiūtė-Neliupšienė, Z. Maksimiuk. Authoritarian bargain in Belarus: the system of social benefits as a factor of regime stability // Politologija / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 4, p. 106-140.

L. Kutkauskaitė. Chinese state policies towards Tibet and Xinjiang: why not the Hong Kong scenario? // Lithuanian foreign policy review. Vilnius : Foreign Policy Research Center. 2012, nr. 28, p. 43-80.

M. Zapolskis. Ekosaugumo koncepcija tarptautiniuose santykiuose: samprata, bruožai, reikšmė // Politologija / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 1, p. 113-158.

A. Skrudupas. Kinijos propaganda Rusijoje: estetiniai strategijos elementai // Politologija / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 2, p. 78-104.

E. Venckutė. The idea of A US-Russian "reset" in the rhetoric of political leaders // Lithuanian foreign policy review. Vilnius : Foreign Policy Research Center. 2012, nr. 28, p. 81-104.

T. Janeliūnas. The Lithuanian OSCE chairmanship: lessons and dilemmas // Lithuanian annual strategic review 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. vol. 10/2012, p. 59-86.

M. Šešelgytė. The Lithuanian presidency of the EU council and common security and defense policy: opportunities and challenges // Lithuanian annual strategic review 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. vol. 10/2012, p. 87-119.

M. Zapolskis. 1999 and 2010 NATO strategic concepts: a comparative analysis // Lithuanian annual strategic review 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. vol. 10/2012, p. 35-56.

E. Gailiūnas. Arabų sukilimai ir Vakarų saugumo interesai: žvilgsnis iš Lietuvos // Lietuvos metinė strateginė apžvalga 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. 2012, t. 10, p. 9-32.

D. Jurgelevičiūtė. Diskusijos dėl sovietinio paveldo - komunistinės simbolikos naudojimo reglamentavimas Lietuvos vidaus ir užsienio politikoje // Istorija kaip politinio mąstymo veiksnys. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 427-454.

D. Jurgelevičiūtė. Diskusijos dėl sovietinio paveldo - reikalavimas atlyginti okupacijos žalą Lietuvos vidaus ir užsienio politikoje // Istorija kaip politinio mąstymo veiksnys. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 381-426.

M. Šešelgytė. Lietuvos pirmininkavimas ES Tarybai bendros saugumo ir gynybos politikos srityje: galimybės ir uždaviniai // Lietuvos metinė strateginė apžvalga 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. 2012, t. 10, p. 89-118.

T. Janeliūnas. Lietuvos pirmininkavimo Europos saugumo ir bendradarbiavimo organizacijai dilemos ir pamokos // Lietuvos metinė strateginė apžvalga 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. 2012, t. 10, p. 61-87.

M. Zapolskis. NATO 1999 ir 2010 m. strateginių koncepcijų lyginamoji analizė // Lietuvos metinė strateginė apžvalga 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. 2012, t. 10, p. 33-58.

R. Lopata. Šiuolaikinė politika ir istorijos datos: 1791 metų Gegužės 3-iosios Konstitucijos byla // Istorija kaip politinio mąstymo veiksnys. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 181-257.

D. Jakniūnaitė. Tragiška politikos vizija pagal Hansą Morgenthau // Morgenthau, Hans J. Politika tarp valstybių: kova dėl galios ir taikos. Vilnius: Margi raštai, 2011, p. 11-16.[vėluojanti].

T. Janeliūnas. The Lithuanian OSCE chairmanship 2011: ambitions and results // Security and human rights. Leiden : Martinus Nijhoff. 2012, vol. 23, no 2, p. 35-48.

D. Jakniūnaitė, R. Vilpišauskas. Litovsko-rossijskije otnošenija v 1991-2011 godach // Vostočnaja Evropa. Perspektivy. Moskva : MGIMO. 2012, no 1-2, p. 165-179.

D. Jakniūnaitė. Russia and Lithuania // Politica. Tartu : Tartu university press. 2012, vol. 11, p. 132-135.

E. Račius. Trials and tribulations of the Lithuanian participation in the NATO ISAF mission // Statebuilding in Afghanistan: multinational contributions to reconstruction / edited by Nik Hynek, Peter Marton. London-New York: Routledge, 2012, p. 261-277.

COOPERATION

Military Academy of Lithuania (Lithuania)
Centre for Strategic and International Studies (USA)
Creighton University (USA)
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
The Higher School of Economics, Moscow (Russia)
Baltic Defence College, Tartu (Estonia)
The Institute of International Affairs and Centre for Small States Studies, University of Iceland

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Membership in editorial boards of the journal Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review, Political Science (Politologija); comments of the current affairs in the mass media.

DEPARTMENT OF EUROPEAN STUDIES

10 Vokiečių, LT-01130 Vilnius
Tel. 251 4139, fax 251 4134
E-mail:
 
Head – Prof. Dr. Vytautas Radžvilas

STAFF

Professors: Habil. Dr. J. Čičinskas, Dr. V. Nakrošis, Dr. R.Vilpišauskas, Dr. G. Vitkus.
Docents: Dr. G. Azguridienė, Dr. M. Jurkynas, Dr. S. Kropas, Dr. R.Kuodis, Dr. K. Maniokas.
Lecturers: Dr. E. Barcevičius, Dr. Ž. Martinaitis, Dr. A. Molis, Dr. Ž.Vaičiūnas.
Assistants: E. Leonaitė, G. Kazakevičius, J. Pranevičius, V. Pukinaitė, R. Švedas.
Doctoral students: A. Bagdonas, L. Jurkonis,  V. Kuokštis, D. Skusevičienė, E. Šiaudvytienė, D. Žvalionytė,.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Europeanization process in the EU member states
EU enlargement and the institutional reform

RESEARCH PROJECTS CARRIED OUT IN 2012

Projects Supported by University Budget

The Development of the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty: The Problems of Economic Integration, Political Consolidation and External Relations. Prof. J. Čičinskas. 2010–2013.

The research in 2012 covered the following questions: a) the impact of the EU membership on the polity and policy of Lithuania, or the so-called Europeanization, and b) the domestic and external factors which constrain or enhance the capabilities of a small country to exploit the potential related with the presidency of international organizations.

Public Policy Process and Development of Public Administration in Lithuania after the EU Enlargement. Doc. V. Nakrošis. 2010–2013.

The research in 2012 was directed to the questions, related with the interrelationship between bureaucracy and politicians and focused in particular on the issues of political patronage and the factors which can explain the varying levels of the so-called “state-capturing”.

International Science Programmes and Projects

EU Lifelong Learning Programme: Erasmus Academic Network LISBOAN. 2010–2013.

Aiming at promoting excellence in teaching EU studies LISBOAN has the primary objective to bring together academics involved in research and teaching on the Lisbon Treaty in order to overcome persisting disciplinary and geographical divides in EU studies.

Improvement of Professional Qualifications of the Lithuanian Civil Servants Representing the Interests of Lithuania in the EU. Doc. K. Maniokas. 2011–2012.

The purpose of the project is to improve qualifications and capacities of civil servants representing the interests of Lithuania in the EU in the areas independent of the person’s specialisation.
Project Objectives: 1. To organise training designed for improving knowledge in the EU area of civil servants representing Lithuania’s interests in the EU; 2. To organise training designed for building civil servants’ capacities relating to the representation of the interests of Lithuania in the EU; 3. To consolidate civil servants’ qualification improvement institutions.

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

Monographs, Studies

E. Barcevičius, D. Žvalionytė, I. Budginaitė, J. Ivanauskaitė, M. Jastramskis, Ž. Martinaitis. Užburtas ratas? : Lietuvos gyventojų grįžtamoji ir pakartotinė migracija / Straipsnių autoriai: Egidijus Barcevičius, Dovilė Žvalionytė, Irma Budginaitė, Justina Ivanauskaitė, Mažvydas Jastramskis, Žilvinas Martinaitis; moksliniai redaktoriai Egidijus Barcevičius, Dovilė Žvalionytė. Vilnius : Vaga, 2012. 368 p. : iliustr.

Textbooks, Manuals

R. Lopata, J. Dementavičius, A. Eidintas, B. Gailius, A. Jokubaitis, D. Jurgelevičiūtė, S. Merkinaitė, V. Radžvilas, I. Vinogradnaitė. Lietuvos istorijos politikos gairės : rekomendacijos istorijos politikos formuotojams. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. 13 p.

G. Vitkus. Politikos mokslų rašto darbų metodiniai Nurodymai ir patarimai / Atsakingasis redaktorius [ir sudarytojas] Gediminas Vitkus. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio karo akademija, 2012. 47 p.

Other Books
J. Dementavičius, K. Girnius, A. Jankauskas, A. Jokubaitis, V. Radžvilas. Lietuvos politinės minties antologija. I tomas : Lietuvos politinė mintis 1918-1940 / sudarytojai : Justinas Dementavičius, Kęstutis Girnius, Algimantas Jankauskas, Alvydas Jokubaitis, Vytautas Radžvilas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012. 592 p.

Articles

M. Jurkynas, V. Gelažauskaitė. Impact assessment of a visa free regime between the EU and Russia: the case of Lithuania // Lithuanian annual strategic review 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. vol. 10/2012, p. 267-291.

J. Čičinskas. Is there a perspective for a new paradigm in economics? // Ekonomika / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2011, t. 90, nr. 4, p. 7-17. [vėluojanti].

Ž. Zimina. Parlamentinė Europos Sąjungos reikalų kontrolė Lietuvoje: koalicijos partijų preferencijų išsiskyrimo veiksnys // Politologija / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 3, p. 95-142.

A. Molis, J. Gliebutė. Prospects for the development of nuclear energy in the Baltic region // Lithuanian annual strategic review 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. vol. 10/2012, p. 121-151.

L. Jurkonis. Valstybės valdomų įmonių valdymo kontrolės ir autonomijos poveikis veiklos efektyvumui // Politologija / Vilniaus universitetas. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. 2012, nr. 2, p. 3-31.

M. Jurkynas, V. Gelažauskaitė. Bevizio režimo tarp ES ir Rusijos poveikio vertinimas: Lietuvos atvejis // Lietuvos metinė strateginė apžvalga 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. 2012, t. 10, p. 249-274.

A. Molis, J. Gliebutė. Branduolinės energetikos plėtros Baltijos regione perspektyvos // Lietuvos metinė strateginė apžvalga 2011-2012. Vilnius : Generolo Jono Žemaičio Lietuvos karo akademija. 2012, t. 10, p. 119-146.

V. Radžvilas. Istorijos politikos kryžkelė: puoselėti ar neutralizuoti istorinį pasakojimą? // Istorija kaip politinio mąstymo veiksnys : [straipsnių rinkinys]. Vilnius : Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2012, p. 13-50.

R. Vilpišauskas. Lietuviški liberalizmai ir jų kritika: svarstymai politinės ekonomijos ir Europos integracijos klausimais // Lietuviškasis liberalizmas 2 : [straipsnių rinkinys]. Vilnius : Versus aureus, 2012. p. 77-107.

Ž. Martinaitis. Explaining Electoral Reforms in Lithuania // Journal of Baltic Studies. Philadelphia : Taylor & Francis Inc. 2012, Vol. 43, no. 3, p. 389-400.

G. Vitkus. "Forest brothers" and the consequences of metropole-periphery distinction elimination in the "Correlates of war" typology // Journal of Baltic studies. Philadelphia : Taylor & Francis Inc. 2012, vol. , no. p.

G. Vitkus. Once more on advantages and disadvantages of metropole-periphery distinction elimination: a Rejoinder // Journal of Baltic studies. Philadelphia : Taylor & Francis Inc. 2012, vol. 43, no.4, p. 539-544.

T. Kalvet, A. Vanags, K. Maniokas. Financial engineering instruments: the way forward for cohesion policy support? Recent experience from the Baltic states // Baltic journal of economics. Riga : EuroBaltic Centres of Excellence. 2011, Vol. 11, no. 1, p. 5-22.

V. Nakrošis, M. Budraitis. Longitudinal change in Lithuanian agencies: 1990-2010 // International journal of public administration. Philadelphia : Taylor & Francis Inc. 2012, Vol. 35, no 12, p. 820-831.

V. Nakrošis, Ž. Martinaitis. Agencification in CEE countries : Lithuania // Government agencies : practices and lessons from 30 countries / edited by Koen Verhoest, Sandra Van Thiel, Geert Bouckaert, Per Legreid. Basinstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, p. 300-311.

V. Nakrošis, Ž. Martinaitis. Agencification in CEE countries : Lithuania // Government agencies : practices and lessons from 30 countries / edited by Koen Verhoest, Sandra Van Thiel, Geert Bouckaert, Per Legreid. Basinstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, p. 300-311.

T. Randma-Liiv, V. Nakrošis, G. Hajnal. Comparing agencification in Central and Eastern Europe // Government agencies : practices and lessons from 30 countries / edited by Koen Verhoest, Sandra Van Thiel, Geert Bouckaert, Per Legreid. Basinstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, p. 335-340.

V. Kuokštis, R. Vilpišauskas. L'ajustement Ć  la crise selon les pays baltes : une perspective comparatiste // Outre-terre. Toulouse : Editions Eres. 2012, vol. 2, no 32, p. 283-294.

M. Jurkynas. Lithuania // Life in Post-Communist Eastern Europe after EU Membership. Happy ever after? / edt. : Donnacha O Beachain, Vera Sheridan, Sabina Stan. London : Routledge, 2012, p. 115-138.

D. Jakniūnaitė, R. Vilpišauskas. Litovsko-rossijskije otnošenija v 1991-2011 godach // Vostočnaja Evropa. Perspektivy. Moskva : MGIMO. 2012, no 1-2, p. 165-179.

Materials of conferences

Ž. Martinaitis. Forecasting skills demand and labour market dynamics in the Baltic States // Building on skills forecasts - Comparing methods and applications : Conference proceedings. Research paper No. 18 (ISSN 1831-5860). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2012. p. 97-110.

R. Švedas. Enegy security of the Baltics - from traditional Russian towards new EU interlinks // Rising tide for cooperation? Nordic-Baltic relations in the 21st century : Nordic forum for security policy. Helsinki : The Finnish Committee for European Security, 2012, p. 7-8.

COOPERATION

Centre of European Integration Studies
TransEuropean Policy Studies Association (TEPSA)
EPIN - European Policy Institutes Network
European Social, Legal and Economic Projects (Lithuania)
Public Policy and Management Institute (Lithuania)

OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Membership in editorial boards of the journal Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review, Political Science (Politologija), Lithuanian Annual Strategic Review; comments of the current affairs in the mass media.